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meteorologist veronica johnson in for tom kierein with the first 4 forecast. >> it's a great day for playing ball. let me tell you why. the last couple of days more clouds than sunshine. today, more sunshine than clouds. there's going to be streaming through at times but we are getting good doses of full sunshine in here throughout the afternoon. it's helping the temperatures to make their way up. yesterday, the temperature topped out at 64 degrees. today, we are going for almost ten degrees higher. take a look at the satellite and radar review right now. you can see, there we go, the holes in the clouds. the clouds breaking up with a few streaming back in around front royal and frederick. quite a bis of sunshine and temperatures are warming according toly from the 50 z to the mid-60s. fredericksburg under all that sunshine. 65 right now, 66 in d.c. we are looking for a very nice day. around the noon hour, we are holding in the low and mid 60s. more sun than clouds. it's going to feel nice. look at the game time forecast and what the rest of the work is looking like in a few minutes. >> than
for the president, 48 to 47. storm 4 meteorologist, veronica johnson joins us with a look at the forecast. >> very much like fall around here. we were at 70 degrees yesterday. if this were a roller coaster ride today or actually tomorrow, we would be at the top of the drop. temperatures are going to start to take a dive. >> stomach goes up in your throat? >> as long as you put your hands up, keith. hands up, everybody, hands up. 55 is the temperature now. we started out chilly this morning. running five degrees below average, the temperature. you can see there's a lit bit of wind, too. you can see extra chill from the wind. it's at 15 miles per hour out of the northwest. later today, we'll have more of a southerly wind. when you look to the west, you can see the readings that are still cool, still in the 40s. pittsburgh in west virginia, all this chilly air behind the front that came through last night. again, it was without rain. it allowed the temperatures to take a dive. that front well to the east. you can see the clear skies under high pressure. pennsylvania down to virginia and even points w
of a tradeoff this morning. it's a little bit warming but a little bit wet. >> veronica johnson here to tell us if we're going to get more rain, are things warming up? >> the rain should be moving up. we're going to warm up a bit, a tad higher than what we were yesterday. if you're tired of complaining, and we have been talking about the chill, this cold blast that's come in, right now areas of the midwest and northern plains, they've got windchills in the 20s. the kids will be waiting at the bus stop with windchills in the 20s, that's crazy. 45 to 49 degrees here. i think that rain is going so end soon with an overcast sky at the bus stop. your sunrise today 7:12, getting later and later now. look at the numbers throughout the area. 45 degrees. most areas to the north, 46 around leesburg. 46 manassas. 46 around kent springs, maryland, right now. here's a look at that rain that's been with us again, all through the overnight period. the tail end around fredericksburg. by around 8:00 a.m., should be out of here with a mostly cloudy sky. 42 to 49 degrees. your lunch hour today, 52 to 55 with a li
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tonight. >> yes, we do. will it hold up for the games? >> storm team 4 meteorologist, veronica johnson. i heard you earlier on the morning show, you were singing out there. i didn't know your voice was so good. >> what was i singing? >> sunshine, sunshine. >> we certainly have that today. it was chilly this morning. i was out there, i'm not sure. maybe i was shivering, maybe that was the sound you heard. a lot of folks not liking this mornings chill. if you didn't like it, you are not going to like tomorrow morning. at least for now, we have temperatures rising fairly quickly with the southwest breeze. temperatures throughout the area right now were in the upper 50s and low 60s already. we have a stack of 63 degree temperatures from culpeper up to d.c. 61 in leesburg. 57 degrees in kensington and montgomery village. clouds in the area. north and west over western maryland. the clouds are associated with a cold front. we are going to see a mixture of clouds and sun later today. partly sunny for the afternoon. 58 to 63 and rising a little higher and dropping big time tonight. look at that.
ahead. >>> let's head straight to meteorologist veronica johnson. what do we need to know, v.j.? >> thanks, jim and pat. sandy is a hurricane 2. again, its winds right now at 105 miles per hour. very, very strong hurricane. we're going to see the storm system weaken a little bit. today the eye not quite as apparent. but it is expected to then strengthen again after a little weakening takes place. here's a look at the track of hurricane sandy. it will make its way on up toward the north, getting very close to the east coast and now for areas from the mid-atlantic through new england, that's where the track is even more to the west, as we head into tomorrow. impact on mid-atlantic to new england sunday through monday, possibly even tuesday. here's what we know now. sandy moving more inland. a higher probability with it likely to see some power outages and flooding. right now a moderate to high threat for areas of the mid-atlantic on up through new england. the thinking here is that this will be a destructive storm for some, with a lot of wind and a lot of rain. it will be in ar
meteorologist veronica johnson is here this morning. the bearer of bad news. >> no. >> i'm just calling it like i see it. >> honestly, there's mixed reviews. a lot of people like the cool fall weather. my dad was wearing shorts yesterday, i kid you not. >> he probably has the birkenstocks too. >> he's very heaardy, to say th least. >>> at least we're not getting rain at the same time as the cold, but we will see showers move in later today. we'll go from cold to chilly. it will be a chilly rain this afternoon. on storm team 4 radar as i scoot on in, we do have some showers down south of petersburg and bluegrass and west virginia. rest of the area right now is dry. we are going to see clouds increase very quickly, i think by 10:00 a.m. we'll have a cloudy sky. by 11:00 a.m. to noontime, that rain through areas of tennessee and back down through kentucky and the deep south, that's what's going to be streaming through our area from afternoon through the evening and into tomorrow morning. temperature-wise, look how cold. 39 in gaithersburg, 42 in dulles. i'm starting to see the temperatures come up
better than the last few days. veronica johnson is in for tom kierein with the first 4 forecast. >> hey there, guys, how are you today? a little bit of blue showing through. a southwest wind. it will help warm us up today. here is what's going on right now on satellite and radar. the showers and sprinkles for morning pushing through mainly east of us. i think we'll continue to see the trend of moisture making its way out of here and more breaks in the cloud cover. current temperature stands at 48 degrees with a south wind of 12 miles per hour. at 12 miles per hour, again, a little bit of a blue sky and sunshine coming to us right now. we'll check on the temperatures now. d.c. coming in at 48 degrees. buoy in hill crest heights. 47 degrees. chantilly, 47. damascus and kensington to the north. the current temperature is at 45 degrees. coming up a little later, how high the temperatures will go. the southwest wind will warm us up. sunshine. meanwhile, i'm going to leave you with this. garrett county, maryland. they have been getting snow. they have had over two feet of snow. we are going t
to veronica johnson and i will be answering your questions. of course, we want to keep you ahead of this storm. one great way to do that is with our iphone app or android app, search nbc washington weather, and there you can download our storm team 4 weather app to get all the latest news and warnings right to your phone. we'll continue to keep you updated right from this storm center. >> doug, thanks. stay with news4 as we track sandy onli, twitter and facebook, and right here on news4. >>> a well-known swimming coach who taught local athletes for decades was arrested today for child abuse. that accusation against rick curl, it dates back 30 years. news4's pat collins spoke to his accuser and was there when curl turned himself in. pat? >> reporter: at the montgomery county jail, a swim coach charged in a child sex case. it goes back to the '80s. the victim? one of his best swimmers. 63-year-old rick curl, a well-known washington area swim coach, leaving the montgomery county jail after he was officially charged in a child abuse sex case. a case that goes back 3
veronica johnson has a look at chilly temperatures this morning. >> this really is football weather we've got coming up for the next, well, at least half of the weekend. out there this morning, temperatures ranging anywhere from the 30s, upper 30s to the upper 40s. tomorrow morning, the range 20s to 30s. right now, as we get into areas of largo and tyson's and up north in olney, you can see the temperature 42 to 40 to 37 degrees under a mostly clear sky. watch the clouds. just a few drifting through. then we've got more back to the west that will be coming into the area later today. kind of a partly sunny type of day. there's a look. we'll turn partly sunny by noontime. 3:00, partly sunny from chilly to cool and breezy for the afternoon. temperature up to 62 to 64 degrees by 3:00 and 4:00 today. so cold front comes through, temperatures pick up, and temperatures tumble. right now first 4 traffic. >>> still watching the situation in quantico traveling i-95 northbound in quantico. still seeing report of an accident, and delays are growing as you make your way northbound. i spoke with cho
's black and white. >> still beautiful. time for weather and traffic. here is veronica johnson. >> too bad that we don't get a chance to see much of the auroras down here. but what we are seeing is a very cool start to your morning. we're about an hour away from the sun coming up. we're in the 40s right now. here's a look at crownsville, maryland. 7:00 a.m., sunshine. watch temperatures. they push to 50 by 10:00 a.m. then about 58 to 60 degrees by 1:00 today. your four-day forecast, we top out at 64 degrees today. we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast in seine minu -- seven minutes. >> updating the situation in beltsville, maryland. if you're traveling westbound, the right lane is blocked by downed wires. the other situation is your eastbound lanes are blocked. what you want to do to work around that is just make a left on cherry hill road, then you can make a right on calverton boulevard. checking out things on 50 from maryland, those travel lanes are open. inside the beltway, no issues to report. back over to you. >>> it is now 6:12, 47 degrees. a u.s. embassy worker targeted and
meteorologist veronica johnson. weather improving? >> weather improving rapidly. >>> as far as storms go, on a day like today you want to get outdoors. we've got lingering dampness. 57 degrees. not really bad at all the temperature, considering it's been in the 30s and 40s. noontime today nice with sunshine 66. 69 by 4:00. your high today 72 degrees. you'll get a lot of sunshine today. and we're back in the 60s behind another weather front. i'll be back at 6:21. we'll get your extended forecast. right now first 4 traffic. >>> still tracking breaking news on the roads. if you're traveling northbound i-95 trying to take the ramp to eastbound 32. the ramp right now is backed up. here's what's happening. there's an accident on the ramp, and it's just completely shut the ramp down. if you're traveling along 32, you're seeing about a three-mile backup right now. so, again, that exit ramp is shut down. let's head over to other breaking news along 198 spencerville road at bur burtonsville drive. and a downed tree blocking broad branch road. it is a tough commute on the roads. but the rails look
. veronica johnson is keeping an eye on things outside. another cool start to the day, v.j.? >> for sure. i think temperatures are really going to struggle today to top out over 60. right now, look at where we are. we're at 45 in colesville. 49 right now in prince george's county. so today we'll hit a high of 64. mid 50s by noontime today. so all that sunshine still allowing us to struggle to get into the 60s. we'll be hanging out there for the next couple of days. we'll take a look at the extended forecast in about ten minutes. >> good news if you're traveling the beltway. inner loop and outer loop in virginia had a couple work zones there. nice and clear. let's head over to the beltway. montgomery county also seeing a work zone. you're getting by without any issues here at all. the ralils, no reported slowdowns. >>> not leading by example, the incident that led to this >>> not letting this fiery scene stop him. the dramatic rescue that has let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new
but the union president is recommending members approve it. >>> time for a first look at our forecast. veronica johnson joining us to tell us about the rain and cold. >> chilly. yesterday's high only 55. that was it. >> sad. >> it felt like late fall. early winter. snowshoe mountain resort in west virginia, look at the lift with flakes coming down. that started about 9:00 a.m. yesterday. they picked up a light coating there. as far as what we saw around here, we had showers kind of on and off yesterday. and this morning we're still left with a few showers moving through the area. 48 degrees the current temperature. the dew point at 44. so there has been a little bit of fog that's trying to get going but nothing that is all that dense yet. right now the numbers, 45 degrees in green belt, maryland. up north, montgomery county, 45 in rockville. 46 in manassas and warren ton. here we go. clouds across the area. the showers, they've been streaming southwest to northeast. again the last couple of hours. you can see we're left still with a big batch of wet from d.c. to front royal to fredericksburg. i
and traffic on the ones. >> here's meteorologist veronica johnson. good morning to you, veronica. >> that's just one of the reasons you don't want to be under a tree during a thunderstorm. >>> take a look at your satellite. a little clearing back to the west. i expect to see clearing by late morning. we're in the 50s right now. temperatures way up from where they were yesterday, in fact. by about 10 degrees. today's high 72 degrees. i'm loving that. in a couple of minutes, we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast. not looking too bad either. first 4 forecast. >> good morning, veronica. >>> still keeping my eye on burtonsville. still closed due to a crash in that area. and i-270 south at 80 going to be closed in the left lane. >>> breaking news involving a recall of some of the most popular cars on the roads. >>> i'm angie goff at the news 4 live desk with breaking news. the world's biggest car recall in 16 years. toyota is recalling 7.4 million vehicles due to malfunctioning power window switches. about 2.5 million vehicles are in the u.s. the models include camry, rav4, highlander and
a day that won't get too warm and will lead to colder nights ahead. >> too bad. veronica johnson with the chilly forecast. veronica, good morning. >> good morning. >>> we continue to ride the temperature roller coaster. right now we're on the down. it's going to turn colder, folks, tomorrow morning. this morning we're starting out in the 30s. mid-30s to our north and west. you can see those spots there. 37 in leesburg, virginia. oakton, virginia, at 39. 40 in sandy spring, maryland. capitol heights at 44 degrees. here's the hometown forecast for mclean, virginia. fr 40 degrees at 7:00 a.m. to 54 at 10:00 a.m. by 1:00, around 62 degrees. the high today 64. it warms up at least a little bit the second half of the weekend. there's that temperature roller coaster that i talked about. i'll have more in ten minutes. right now danella sealock. >>> traveling in our area, if you're about to leave the house, excellent time to leave the house because travel lanes are open. a lot of construction taking place around the beltway, that looks to be gone. we'll take a look over the wilson bridge
all day long. let's go right now to meteorologist veronica johnson for the latest on the new models. veronica? >> thanks a lot, pat. a lot of folks wondering why is this a frankenstorm? we're seeing all the right ingredients to make it just that. we've got a hurricane moving up the coast, possibly becoming a tropical storm by the time it gets near us. we have high pressure up across new england that will block that storm and push it inland. then we've got a weather front coming in from the west. all interacting, giving us a whole lot of rain throughout the area. the winds are at 75 miles per hour, sitting just off the coast of florida. watch it as it makes its way northward. a category 1, perhaps even weakening before it makes landfall. so what's changed now from the last time we hit air, and from some of the new guidance that comes out, is the fact that it's going to be lagging by about 12 hours. so the brunt of the storm, the worst of the storm now probably late monday through tueay morning or at least midday. and coming inland somewhere perhaps around the southern shore of new je
airport. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with a threat for school delays. >> good evening, everyone. someone just tweeted me and said it's like a horror movie outside. tomorrow morning's commute could be just that. horrible. we've got some airport delays. around reagan international, baltimore washington international, the delay over an hour now. tomorrow morning, likely to be more delays. so for the airports and on area roads, it's going to be a slow go. visibility down to a third and a half mile. for school systems, there could be one or two counties with school delays. after that, our odd weather continues. i'll tell you why coming up. >> all of that fog today kept up a tough day of travel for joe biden. air force ii had delays on the way back to washington this evening. low visibility at andrews air force base prompted the plane to divert to dulles, instead. >> everyone on board the flight was just fine. >> there's new evidence after a fiery crash in chevy chase last spring. police say a stolen car slammed into a tree killing three teenagers. >> tomorrow, the s
>>> welcome to "news4 this week." >> hi, everyone. i'm veronica johnson. we're going to show you some of the more interesting local stories making news this week. among them, no hands, no problem. new technology can parallel park a car by itself. we'll see how well it works and how affordable it is. and it's a little provocative, a little artistic and all about fitness. what women are saying about this sexy workout class. plus, a marine's best friend. the incredible lengths one dog went to to stay with its master in a war zone. >>> first, a mother in labor, a father stuck in traffic, and big brother in panic mode. news4's erica has the story of one family forced to deliver their baby on the side of the beltway. >> 7 pounds, 6 ounces, he let out a good cry. it's the way he made his grand debut that could make his story one for the box office. >> i trusted him with, you know, not just my life, with our son. >> stacy ann was already 39 weeks and scheduled to be induced, but baby aaron had other plans. >> she felt intense contractions. >> they got in the car and started driving. >> t
in the air. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with all the details. >> that's right. i think the ice cream will be able to last more a while if it's outside. this morning i broke out the coat. yes, i went there. feels like late fall. 34 the temperature in takoma park. montgomery county, 41. annandale at 42 degrees. that's our hometown forecast. we'll see clouds move in by noontime today. 52 degrees around the noon hour. then showers for the afternoon, and temperatures will start dropping off. today will be the coolest day out of the work week. again, it's showers from noon right through the afternoon. we'll drop off to 51 degrees by 6:00 p.m. for everyone. quick look at your four-day forecast. 62 on wednesday. mike, that's when the nats play again. how about that? >>> going to be an easy ride if they're playing now because no major problems on the interstates. 95, all green heading up towards the beltway. live look at the cameras, 95 at dumfries road, things looking fantastic. and 95 at lorton road, no serious problems there. going to be an 11-minute ride on northbound
. pepco has since been able to restore the power. >> the rain is mostly gone. what's next? veronica johnson with a look at that. >> we're going on continue to see some trouble on area roads. we've got a thick one out there. it is awfully soupy with fog. take a look. the visibility is currently dropping. we're down to a mile and a half in gaithersburg. a mile in leesburg and right now, camp springs also dropping down under a mile visibility. it is going to get awfully thick and awfully low by tomorrow morning. you can see the heavy rain. that left our area about lunch time today. we're left with just a few scattered showers that are down south right now. charles county, calvert county, saint mary's county and that is where i've got the possible of some rain showers until about midnight for all of us, we've got a chance to see some drizzle. we're in the 70s >>> cloudy weather is not dampening the spirits of nats fans after the team won. the division title. tom sherwood is outside with more on how the fans are still buzzing about how it all went down. >> reporter: fans stuck with the n
for the weekend. veronica johnson has a look at the conditions out there right now. hey, v.j. >> hey there, doreen and jim. yeah, we're going to move through several seasons over the next couple of days, believe it or not. so, yeah, a lot of folks enjoying today. absolutely gorgeous conditions now that we've got the front out of here. the fog from this morning, too, again, and that cloud cover. temperatures still hanging out in the 70s, from 75 in gaithersburg, to 79 in manassas. 80 down south in fredericksburg, virginia. overnight it gets a little cool. then we warm up again. major changes will be coming our way this weekend. again, we're going to move through a couple of different seasons. the latest on this crazy weather coming up. >>> coming up, turkey takes decisive new action after a deadly syrian mortar strike. >>> a snake bite may have killed a virginia man in his own home. >>> we're getting our first look at the new metro escalators that will change the commute for thousands of people. >>> and a redskins fan found a way to celebrate the burgundy, gold, >>> over in veil yeah, they had a fi
street metro station, tony tall, tal, news 4. >>> meteorologist veronica johnson is in for tom kierein and joins us. >> still a little chilly. well, it's going to stay chilly today, guys. i'm sure you've noticed all the clouds we've got across the area. a few sprirnkles and light showers. it's going to be chilly. on top of that, it's going to be wet later today. we started out this morning in the 30s and 40s. it was our coldest start in more than five months. a look at the readings now. at 50 degrees. we're at 46. that was one of the spots that started out in the 30s. rockville and bethesda now at 46. it's 46 also around manassas. right now, we've got clouds across the area. that's some of the rain that's trying to fall. it's going to take a little while to saturate the air and get rid of all the dry conditions and see some of the moisture start to fall around here. i don't think we're going to have any heavy rain today. it will be on tap for not just the afternoon but right through the evening. this afternoon, 50 to of degrees. you'll need a jacket and umbrella. we'll have conditions
by november fest, december fest, january fest. >> rumor has it meteorologist veronica johnson went looking for that party yesterday. >> one of the ones nearby. did you find any? >> i went to two because i was going to find a good oktoberfest, and i did not find one, but angie, which one did you go to? >> reston. that was good. >> that's where i should have gone. next year. >> we could have hung out. >>> a cold blast, felt like germany, right? look at that. 45 degrees here. coldest start in months. look at the nation. look at the temperatures in kansas city. 33, 35 in chicago. this cold air has really come in. of course, the air mass that we had last week, that one originated from down south. this one from up north. mighty cold. today is going to be our coldest day, in fact, out of the work week. 45 degrees reagan national. a light wind out of the north at 6 miles per hour. i did see a little bit of patchy fog south. now i'm seeing the visibilities improve down south. areas around waldorf and warrenton. on storm team 4 radar, we are dry. these little showers not reaching the ground. down he
hours, so hold on, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> veronica johnson joins us now. what are we going to see? >> yeah, meteorologist tom kieran has just handed it over to me. he's been watch the storm throughout the morn. you can see the heavy band making its way from areas of eastern shore inland. what we seen out there in areas east, over 5 inches of rain. areas around ocean city. over four inches of rain. getting into areas of delaware, over 3 inches of rain. those are the kind of rainfall amounts we're going to see before long. as, again, the center of hurricane sandy gets closer and closer to us. it's already made that turn not just to the north but towards the north and west. getting closer to the coast. you can see it there. landfall expected somewhere between delaware and the southern new jersey coast around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. here's the latest track coming out. this should be the 11:00 p.m. track for you. to the north and west. coming ashore around areas of southern new jersey, northern delaware. then again, the storm system, we're really going to see it spread out even more. talking
. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is keeping a close eye on this. >> confidence has really been increasing with each computer models, guidance we look at. the storm system sandy, as a hurricane, could move very close to the east coast in that time period of the end of the weekend. and through the early part of next week. let's talk about it here. today, of course, w50e6 had clouds moving through. storm system right now far koun down to our south. you can see some of the northernmost part of the cloud shield hitting areas of southern florida right now. the position on sandy as a hurricane has winds of 80 miles per hour. you can see right there, over jamaica. it's been producing a lot of rain and battering areas of jamaica with quite a bit of wind today as a category 1. later it will be making its way through eastern -- over eastern parts of cuba, then on to the southeastern bahamas with its track to the north, and again, very close to the coast in that time period for the early part of next week. here's what we know for today. what we're going to be seeing, this storm sandy,
of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage throughout the northeast. >> good evening. >> just starting to get a little rain here. the weather is back below the seawall for the most part, gone in battery park. the damage, the devastation not only here but along the coast. most certainly has not. >> reporter: the day after. the devastation is overwhelming. >> this is literally the storm of our lifetime. sandy battered the mid-atlantic and east coast, violent winds and floodwaters that turned deadly overnight. more than two dozen people killed and there is fear that number could climb. >> the enormity of the storm, the power of the storm. then you have call
veronica johnson is here with our forecast. good morning, veronica. >> good morning, richard and eun. >>> no thunderstorms for us this morning, of course, but the safest place to be during a thunderstorm is inside away from any windows and doors. just wait until that storm passes. out there this morning, we do have lingering moisture, though. here's a touch of fog. i'm seeing the visibilities now under two miles in annapolis, maryland. your temperature at 57 degrees. the winds again pretty light throughout the area. later today, we're going to see the wind pick up with a cold front approaching the area. we're going to see these temperatures that are already mild this morning. we're in the 50s. 50 in leesburg. our warm spot annapolis at 58 to 59. pax river right near the water, those slightly higher temperatures. here's that cold front. it approaches your wind earlier in the day southwest. it will pick up more out of the west with the front approaching. think that front will come through our area dry without any rain. it will turn breezy with winds picking up to 20 miles an hour. suns
. meteorologist veronica johnson shows us how it works. >> with some of the big storms a lot of people lose power and one way to stay updated is with your iphone, with your droid phone, your ipad. all you have to do to get our storm team 4 weather app is go to the app store. if you've got an ipad or iphone it's the app store. if you're on google, on the droid platform it's google play. just type in nbc washington weather in your search bar. you do the search. it comes up. there's our storm team 4 app. you hit it. it's free. you can download it. once you download it, it looks like this. it's really cool. once you come inside to that storm team 4 app it's interactive radar. you've got the four-day forecast, the seven-day forecast. you've got current conditions. on top of that you've got a video that plays. we'll be updating that throughout sandy as it moves up the coast. storm team 4 will be here throughout, keeping you updated. >> all right. thanks a lot for veronica johnson. hopefully everyone is getting their phone and ipad out right now. >> or your android which is great. it has great reviews i
. >> veronica johnson telling us about more cold air and rain. >> that's right. we're hoping that the rain's going to be out of here soon. probably by around 7:00 a.m. but if you're going to be stepping out of your door any time soon, in the next two hours, it is wet and you'll need the umbrella. take a look at the temperatures around the area. acostia and bening, 48. laytonsville, potomac, 45. port washington, 47. then you'll see temperatures rise to 50 by 10:00 a.m. then partly sunny, 56 to around 62 today. >>> checking roadways, things look still pretty nice as you are about to head out of the house. 66 as you make your way past dudley. traveling eastbound as well as westbound, clear outside the beltway. roads look nice. as you travel along 29 in maryland, no issues as you make your way to the beltway in both directions. >>> 5:12. talking tough. the threat north korea is making against the united states this morning. >>. >> also why the sky's the limit for one daredevil trying to land his na >>> what jerry sandusky is saying about his child >>> 5:15. in a few hours jerry sandusky will b
for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson saying it's going to be cooler. >>> we're talking about frost and freezing temperatures coming our way during the overnight period. by the way, that flooding there in los angeles that you saw, that same system will be making its way eastward, giving us a little bit of rain early part of next week, and a big severe weather outbreak for the nation's midsection. take a look at the temperatures. we are in the 30s. bowie at 39 degrees. 49 in georgetown. bethesda, montgomery county also coming in at 39 degrees. here's a look at our hour by hour forecast. 9:00 a.m. noontime. we move from 52 to 60. a cool one today and breezy too. your high 64 degrees. here's a look at the four-day forecast. a little bit of rain coming monday, maybe get a thunderstorm. for the weekend, we're going to turn the tables a bit, move from the 60s to 70s for highs. we'll talk about that coming up in about ten minutes. now, first 4 traffic. >>> still checking out road work in the area. if you're traveling north i-95 heading from 495 a
different. veronica johnson with a little bit more. >> this cold air has been around for a while today. i'm going to take you back some 12 plus hours and show you what's been taking place throughout west virginia where the snow has been accumulating. it's been coming down at some instances today at a rate of one inch per hour. from elkins down toward, bekley, you've got spots towards snowshoe and bluefield, west virginia. winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour. traveling on those roads, a little difficult to say the least. they've got heavyweighted snow here that's really coming down. heavy on some of the tree limbs. because of that, they're taufking about power outages across the area. we have power outages because of the trees coming down, but look at these limbs. you get the snowfall ratios is what we've got out there. this is a heavyweighted snow. snow shoe mountain resort sending us this picture where they already had 7 inches. look at that, the ground covered very quickly today. they are expecting about two feet of snow over 2,000 feet and as much as three feet of snow over 3,000 fee
is going to be there still. >> i hope so. >> veronica johnson is in for tom this week what. do you have for us? >> we had some pretty nice weather yesterday. i think most people will agree on that. today it's going to be cooler, but at least we're still going to see some sunshine. in fact, i think more sunshine across the area today. as far as those early morning temperatures, take a look, columbia heights coming in at 53. you've got 56 degrees in fran cone ya. then up in areas around potomac, 46. the temperature off to the west, we've got some freeze warnings to talk about. in west virginia the temperatures are starting out in the 30s. as we go through the next couple of overnights, early mornings, especially saturday morning, i think we're going to see those frost and freeze warning get a little closer in. let's talk temperatures for later today. 8:00 a.m., mostly clear, chilly start for us at 40 to 47 degrees. as far as noontime today, mostly sunny, cool conditions, 53 to 56. and for your afternoon, we're talking more sunshine. back to november. 59 to 62 degrees. i'll be back at 4:41
it could mean for the d.c. area, you could join storm team 4 meteorologist doug kammerer and veronica johnson for 5:00 this evening. the most severe weather will happen monday into early tuesday, the flooding, strong winds, likely power outages we could say at this point. they'll be answering your questions in particular this afternoon. >> and our storm team 4 meteorologist, especially tom kierein this morning, closely watching sandy to see how it's going to impact our area. tom, what's going on now? is >> unfortunately, the latest trend is that sandy is going to be getting closer to us than it's been looking the last couple of days. right now it's a minimal hurricane, category 1, with 85 mile an hour winds north of the bahamas. maintaining that strength today passing north, east of florida. but they'll get heavy surf and some rain. taking a bit of a turn northeast by saturday. by saturday evening, it's going to begin to take a turn to the north, and then unfortunately, northwest, coming inland and passing perhaps right near the metro area during the day on monday and into tuesday. wi
meteorologist, veronica johnson. take a look at your tv. it's gorgeous, the sunrise this morning. you can see up above we have a few clouds, just a few. it's the case from the upper 40s where we are now. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> let's just gaze at this for a while. a rare, flawless 76-carat diamond, related to the hope diamond in the british crown jewels. it could fetch more than $15 million on the auction block and -- >> what do you do with a diamond that big? it can't be a ring. is that just a pendant. >> that's problem i'd like to have. >> see if we can figure that out. >> i will. >> get you a very heavy chain for that. >> exactly. 7:30 now on a friday morning, october 12th, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> we'll have a guy on this show this morning who can probably afford to buy that diamond. we're talking about donald trump. he'll be here to reveal the new cast of "celebrity apprentice." th
in eight decades. veronica johnson is here with what weather the nats fans can expect. >> it's going to be sunny and nice if you like a nice, cool, crisp fall day. we have the sunshine out right now. a gorgeous sunrise. 49 degrees right now. a light wind. the temperatures where they are at now, low 40s to upper 40s today, 64 your high. aaron? let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> good morning. traveling in virginia, i-95 northbound prior to fairfax county parkway, a tow truck is on the scene of an accident. you are slow. ♪ >>> you're like me, this makes you dizzy to watch this. this is 16-year-old texas cheerleader miranda ferguson attempting to break the guinness world rec
's about to return since we haven't seen since early october. >> veronica johnson is in the storm center with details. so, do tell, veronica. >> well, it's not the pretty blue sky that we have out there this afternoon, i can tell you that. a lot of folks loving today's weather. if you look out there, you can see the gorgeous fall colors in the distance. the temperatures rning a couple of degrees above average. you can see throughout the area, we're in the 70s, low 70s throughout from damascus and sandy spring at 72 degrees. stafford coming in right now at 73 degrees. and hyattsville at 72. here's some of that fall color i was telling you about. kemptown, maryland, seeing a lot of reds and yellows. we're going to talk more about that coming up in how clear our sky is. temperatures tonight will be dropping. we'll talk about how low we're going to go and what that is that we haven't seen since early october. >>> new developments today if the mass shooting in wisconsin. this afternoon, we're learning that one of the people killed in that day spa was the wife of the gunman. police say 45-year
big changes coming over the weekend. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson has more on what's happening out there. >> hey, doreen. that is for sure. you know, today was one of those days where i really hope you took it all in and maybe got a walk or jog in because we did hit 80 degrees today and i think the last 80 degree day in quite some time now. but, stellar. that was the day today. and look at outside right now. we still have gorgeous weather out there with mostly clear sky as the sun gets ready to dough down. we're talking about nice conditions here for your evening between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. we'll fall down to the upper 60s to low 70s and great start to the day tomorrow and this weekend, oh, the changes that we're going to see coming. this will be the biggest thing to happen weather wise in months. the details coming up. >>> coming up, syria undersiege. new fallout from the attack on a turkish town. the brother of a sniper victim talks about his family's fears in the midst of the attacks. >> we're very specific with him and asked him to use his vacation time and come
, some eyes will also be on the skies. veronica johnson has a look at some wet weather headed our way. hey, v.j. >> hey there, doreen. that's right, it will be a little wet here coming over the next couple of hours. as showers move on into our area, and continue moving on through. look at this. we've got a big batch of rain sitting down to the south, around the charleston area of virginia, and west virginia, roanoke, virginia, all this headed to the northeast right through our area. it's a little wet right now. you can see the scattered showers around frederick and into d.c., on down to the south. it's only going to turn a bit sogier as we go through our evening. north of bethesda, d.c., kettering looking at some showers. the forecast for the game, let's play ball, right? 7:05 first pitch. scattered showers. but mainly light showers around our area. dropping from the upper 60s to the mid-60s, so it will be a little wet, but i can't see this game being canceled because of the weather at all. >> thank you, veronica. >>> it's what everybody hoped for when baseball returned to washington
afternoon. and fog is not the only thing commuters will have to deal with on the ride home. veronica johnson has the details. >> that's right, that fog was really thick this morning. it led to some, well, some kind of congestion on area roads. there were even a few schools closed. the capitol there, shrouded in fog. it was awfully thick with visibilities under a half a mile. that is just one eerie, weird type of shot there. you can expect more fog now developing during the overnight period, tomorrow morning. albeit i do not think it will be as thick or as dense as it was this morning. right now, some sprinkles moving through. as has been the case today. right now montgomery county, howard county, even a little bit of sunshine breaking through the clouds with the sprinkles coming down. we're in the 80s right now. mclean is at 82. hyattsville in prince george's county, 82. and 79 north of montgomery county at aspen hill. we're expecting a mild evening. with, again, some sprinkles around the area. 75 degrees by 11:00 p.m. we're talking about more fog. we're talking about more sprinkles. then we
team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson. >> the highs compared to where we are going to be on sunday, in fact, for some locations north and west, nearly a 30-degree drop. 31 degrees right now with mostly cloudy sky and looking back in the record our latest 80 degree day was on october 24th. why am i telling you that? i think today is our last 80 degree day as we move into a very chilly pattern. its what's going to be bringing it, a weather front. rain stretched out towards arkansas and behind that front, temperatures currently in the 40s from chicago to minneapolis to kansas city, 46 to 48 degrees right now. that's the cold air headed this way. 79 now in cumberland and 81 in d.c. and 78 in pax river. throughout the whole area friend around franconia and all enjoying some very mild temperatures and coming up here, your forecast, a fantastic evening. couldn't be better. nice conditions here for early part of october. we do have some rain to talk about, though, with that cold air and i'll give you the details and the timing of that coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> president obama g
is about to catch up to us. >> veronica johnson is in the storm center4 with your first word. >> it's going to catch up to us. coming up this weekend. but don't you like the sunshine that's out there now? we had clouds around on monday, tuesday, wednesday, and of course this morning, too. and now that front is east of us. we've got some nice sunshine. that's what it looks like outside. you can see the flags in the distance blowing a little bit. so along with the fact that we've cleared out, we've got a little bit of wind. the temperatures currently in the mid to upper 70s. down toward charlottesville, the areas that have had sunshine the longest. it's that dramatic change, wait until you see how far down those temperatures are going to drop on sunday. i'll have it coming up. >>> the reflecting pool on the national mall is now empty once again, as workers deal with that algae problem. the pool just reopened five weeks ago following major renovations. today more than 100 workers scrubbed and cleaned the pool to try to get rid of that algae. the national park service said it didn't anticipate
out the sweaters. a cold blast is headed our way. >> veronica johnson is in storm center 4 with the changes blowing in this weekend. >> sweaters at first and then coats right behind that. i don't think too many folks are going to complain about just how gorgeous today was, but get ready to shut the door on the 80 degree warmth. that's exactly what we had around the area today. look how pretty the sky is. just a few of the puffy clouds streaming through. we'll see a lot more clouds coming tomorrow. temperatures currently in the 70s. upper 70s to still right at 81 degrees in d.c. and down to the south around culpeper and fredericksburg. the latest 80 degree day was back on october 24th, 2000. so, again, this is it for us and then we're talking about coat weather in some of the lowest temperatures that we've seen since the last full week of april. we'll take a look at the four-day forecast, coming up. >>> we haven't heard any news about the federal investigation into mayor vincent gray's campaign in months. but claims that the mayor does not plan to seek re-election regardless
a little bit. veronica johnson, how are we looking out there right now? >> we're looki ining dry out th right now. i was amused for that whole segment there. yeah, we're dry out there right now. got rid of the fog. but now we still have some cloud cover throughout the area. despite that cloud cover, we still got up to 80 degrees today. we're now at 79 degrees. i'm expecting more fog. i'll tell you how bad that fog is going to be for tomorrow morning, and what else we're going to have to dea l with tomorrow with that fog coming up. >>> coming up, new concerns that the fbi investigation into the murder of an american ambassador is being delayed. tonight we'll get some answers. >>> americans are being tricked into giving up their credit card numbers, and remote access to their computers. so-called dreamers who want to get an education and contribute to their communities are still not rushing to take advantage of president obama's immigration policy change. >> i feel powerless at some point, because i can't vote. >>> and it's a challenge to get a baby to eat vegetables sometimes. but we fou
from veronica johnson. what will we be seeing? >> more fog. i'll tell you how thick, coming up. i see a little bit there, and a little bit there, and that's how it's been today. you look up, see a little bit of sunshine here and there. getting a little bit more now, and that's helped temperatures to rise into the upper 70s, low 80s. areas with a little bit more clearing south of d.c. sprinkles pretty much gone. but we could see some more showers tomorrow. i'll have the timing on that, along with how thick and dense this fog will be. 82 manassas. 85 degrees in fredericksburg. here's a look at your good night wakeup forecast. we'll drop down to the upper 60s to low 70s. as far as inside the beltway, about 70 to 71 degrees. there is a big pattern change. we're talking about cool to cold air that's going to be moving in. more on that coming up. >>> the hour is almost here. the candidates are getting ready for their first debate of the presidential campaign. the showdown takes place tonight at the university of denver. the stage has been given a fresh coat of paint. jim lehrer of pbs is pr
meteorologist veronica johnson joins us now. can we expect more problems tonight? >> we can speck more problems tomorrow morning. but for a different reason as you'll see coming up. as far as the rain goes, take a look at the waves of moderate to heavy rain. it started at 5:00 a.m. and it didn't let up, the moderate to heavy rain until about 5:00. look at those totals. one in over two inches with flooding in frederick county, maryland. for a time, the road in gaithersburg was closed. some light showers, generally light showers moving through southern maryland. you look through the northern neck and there are a few spots around leonardtown and areas through east of richmond, virginia, where it is 71 degrees right now. one thing that you will notice is the higher humidity coming our way for the next 24 hours. we're in the 60s now. mid 60s, 71 in d.c. temperatures are not going to drop a whole lot over the next couple hours. we'll talk about what is the next big thing we have to deal with coming up. >> looking ahead to this winter, the season is about to get a new infusion of personality. the weat
changes on the way. >> let's go to meteorologist veronica johnson for your first forecast. how about it, v.j.? >> dramatic change is not the sunshine we're seeing, but it certainly is nice to see, right? after having more clouds than over the last couple of days. nice sunshine right now, as finally this weather front has moved on through here and east of us. let me take you back to this morning at 10:00. we had a few light showers across the area. here we sit at shortly after 4:00. there you can see the line of clouds, still hanging on to arundel county and areas of stafford county. mostly clear behind it. temperatures are still hanging on in the upper 70s most locations. 75 in bethesda and ashton. oakton coming in at 79 degrees. your good night forecast, decreasing clouds, clearing out and temperatures will drop to the mid and upper 60s by 11:00 p.m. what is that dramatic change we're going to see? i'll tell you about it coming up. >> veronica, thank you. >>> to the presidential race and some saying it was a big shot in the arm for the romney campaign. the first debate is history. there a
to the day. but we did see some sun for some of the day any way. >> meteorologist veronica johnson has the latest from the storm center. >> that's right. i've been looking outside on our tower cam here. we've had a little bit of blue skies throughout the area today. but take a look around the area, and we're currently at 52 degrees now in loudoun county. lees during, 53 right now in d.c. and temperatures will climb another degree or two over the next hour or so, but that is it. again, just a little bit of blue skies. you had to look hard to see it. on radar right now, a little bit of blue skies there south around fredericksburg. but again, temperatures have been on the chilly side today. and for you trick or treaters going out -- i'm going to take it back one, because our temperatures for the time of trick or treating, we will be in the 50s, falling to the 40s here between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. all right. let's go ahead one more advance and then i'll give you also an hour by hour forecast for the evening. there we go. 51 by 7:00. dropping to 50 by 8:00. 49 degrees by 9:00. under a mostly
. veronica johnson now with more on just how warm it will get. >> and that's okay with me, too, for sure. i like it nice and mild. the only thing that could have made today better was maybe if you got to spend more time outside, right? here's a look at our evening forecast. we'll be dropping to the mid 60s. 66 degrees by 11:00 p.m. then starting the day tomorrow, just a few clouds. on the cool side. upper 50s to low 60s. not bad. coming up, a 20-degree temperature drop. it will only be a small piece of our weather puzzle. the weather could get really wild. i'll have the details coming up. >>> coming up at 6:00, women and children are killed in a new attack but there is still hope for a cease fire. the bbc is rock by allegations of second abuse and it may go beyond accusations against one of its biggest tv stars. >>> gas prices are plunging but the timing for the relief at the pump is not just coincidence. >>> and more bike lanes in the district are reigniting the battle for room on the road. >> a lot of bikers who don't know what they're doing. they can give us all a bad name. >> they weave
meteorologist, veronica johnson here. the fog should lift around 9:00 a.m. the temperatures will go let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> well, you are looking at one enormous mess created by three little girls when their mom decided to go on strike. she kept her kids in the dark to see how long it would take them to actually start picking up after themselves, and you can see that some time passed. it got a little bit messier and messier and messier, so we'll meet the mom who went on strike just ahead. >> it got ugly. i mean, the dog eating out of dishwasher. milk and glass turning into a cheese-like substance. >> hair balls involved. this is not good. >> no. >> love that mom. it's a we
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